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Fiddler Tam

Concerto Caledonia

Fiddler Tam

CKD 240 (Linn Records)
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1
Overture in C op.1 no.2 Allegro

Overture in C op.1 no.2 Allegro

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
3:22 Play $1.70
2
Overture in C op.1 no.2 Andantino

Overture in C op.1 no.2 Andantino

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
5:00 Play $3.40
3
Overture in C op.1 no.2 Presto assai

Overture in C op.1 no.2 Presto assai

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
2:30 Play $1.70
4
Death is now my only treasure

Death is now my only treasure

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
Soloist Mhairi Lawson
4:23 Play $1.70
5
Quartet in C minor (Kilravock no.8) Allegro

Quartet in C minor (Kilravock no.8) Allegro

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
3:38 Play $1.70
6
Quartet in C minor (Kilravock no.8) Andante

Quartet in C minor (Kilravock no.8) Andante

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
5:57 Play $3.40
7
Quartet in C minor (Kilravock no.8) Allegro

Quartet in C minor (Kilravock no.8) Allegro

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
5:27 Play $3.40
8
The Lover’s Message

The Lover’s Message

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
Soloist Mhairi Lawson
2:17 Play $1.70
9
Overture in B flat ‘The Maid of the Mill’ (Periodical Overture no. 28) Allegro

Overture in B flat ‘The Maid of the Mill’ (Periodical Overture no. 28) Allegro

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
3:15 Play $1.70
10
Overture in B flat ‘The Maid of the Mill’ (Periodical Overture no. 28) Andante

Overture in B flat ‘The Maid of the Mill’ (Periodical Overture no. 28) Andante

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
2:59 Play $1.70
11
Overture in B flat ‘The Maid of the Mill’ (Periodical Overture no. 28) Minuet (Rondo)

Overture in B flat ‘The Maid of the Mill’ (Periodical Overture no. 28) Minuet (Rondo)

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
1:48 Play $1.70
12
Quartet in A (Kilravock no.9) Allegro molto

Quartet in A (Kilravock no.9) Allegro molto

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
4:37 Play $1.70
13
Quartet in A (Kilravock no.9) Adagio

Quartet in A (Kilravock no.9) Adagio

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
4:55 Play $1.70
14
Quartet in A (Kilravock no.9) Minuet

Quartet in A (Kilravock no.9) Minuet

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
4:12 Play $1.70
15
Trio sonata no.5 in E Andante con espressione

Trio sonata no.5 in E Andante con espressione

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
4:18 Play $1.70
16
Trio sonata no.5 in E Minuetto

Trio sonata no.5 in E Minuetto

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
3:40 Play $1.70
17
Lord Kelly’s Reel

Lord Kelly’s Reel

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
1:52 Play $1.70
18
Largo

Largo

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
3:29 Play $1.70
19
Trio sonata no.6 in G Andantino

Trio sonata no.6 in G Andantino

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
5:47 Play $3.40
20
Trio sonata no.6 in G Tempo di Minuetto

Trio sonata no.6 in G Tempo di Minuetto

Composer Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
Conductor David McGuinness
3:21 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 77 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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'Concerto Caledonia has done a wonderful job making available this superb, though rarely heard, distinctive musical voice of Scotland' 5 stars (The Sunday Herald).

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Alison McGillivray

Alison McGillivray

Versatile cellist Alison McGillivray takes a break from her ensemble work with Concerto Caledonia and Ricordo, for this, her debut solo album.
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Concerto Caledonia

Concerto Caledonia

Original and vibrant chamber group specialising in Scottish early music directed from the harpsichord by David McGuinnness.
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Produced by David McGuinness and Philip Hobbs

Concerto Caledonia

David McGuinness director & harpsichord
Mhairi Lawson soprano (tracks 4, 8)
Lucy Russell (leader), David Greenberg, Ruth Slater, Ken Aiso, Sarah Bevan-Baker, Emilia Benjamin, Fanny Pestalozzi, - violin; Katherine McGillivray, Kate Fawcet, - viola; Alison McGillivray, Joseph Crouch – cello; Malachy Robinson - double bass Katy Bircher, Brinley Yare – flute; Katharina Spreckelsen, Lorraine Wood - oboe Ursula Leveaux – bassoon; Anneke Scott, David Bentley – horn;

Notes on the works

As Kellie was an amateur composer in the very best sense, his manuscripts and printed texts don’t always attain a ‘professional’ level of polished attention to detail. He had more interesting things to do with himself than proofread, when his career and status did not depend upon it. The Kilravock parts appear to have been prepared by a neat but inexperienced copyist from a messy score: in the case of the C minor quartet, from a very messy score. There are many dynamic markings missing, slurs and articulation marks misplaced, and plenty of wrong notes.

While correcting obvious errors, I deliberately preserved some inconsistencies where they are musically interesting, particularly in the symphonies. Dull consistency and regularity don’t have appear to have been great priorities for Kellie in life or in music, and we have relished the occasional added variety of a ‘variant reading’ which may have been introduced by sloppy 18th-century draughtsmanship. To tidy up Kellie’s music too much seems out of character both with the music and with the man. Some textual and interpretative points in the symphonies were illuminated by the contemporary keyboard arrangements by Domenico Corri and others, although these have to be treated with caution, especially Corri’s bizarre sense of dynamics.

The quartets in the Kilravock MS also include three pieces from Robert Bremner’s 1765 collection ‘Six Simphonies. in four Parts, Proper for small or great Concerts. Composed by J: Stamitz, his Pupil the Earl of Kelly, and Others’. These ‘simphonies’ are clearly expected to sound equally well as chamber and as orchestral music, so from Kellie’s quartets we’ve played no.9 as a ‘small Concert’ with string quartet, and no.8 as a ‘great Concert’ with full strings and harpsichord.

This recording is dedicated with love to Katherine McGillivray and Alison McGillivray, who enabled me to finish it. My grateful thanks to John Purser for introducing me to Kellie’s music; to David Johnson for his tireless research, without which our knowledge of Kellie and his musical times would be much the poorer; to Iain McGillivray, Marie A Dunn, and Peter Ferguson-Smyth for practical help; to the staff of Glasgow University Library and the National Library of Scotland; and to my family for their great forbearance.
-DMcG

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Fanfare Magazine
"This is an issue of considerable importance...beautifully constructed..."
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Audiophile Audition
"The ensemble plays with great elan and the sonics are crystalline."
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Daily Telegraph
Concerto Caledonia's spirited, stylish performances do full justice to a delightful programme
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Inverness Courier
Kilravock finds go on record
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MusicWeb-International.com
A "highly successful" recording
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John O Groat Journal
The music is always lively and busy
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The Independent on Sunday
4 Stars
an attractive tribute to an unusual talent
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The Times
4 Stars
A delightful CD
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The Scotsman
[a] highly enjoyable disc
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The Sunday Herald
5 Stars
Concerto Caledonia play with great style, understanding and fervou
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The Times
I can't stop playing this delightful disc.
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